Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Yo Gabba Gabba.... Who?

Posted by Jennifer at 6:36 PM

Marianne wanted a cake for her son's birthday. Since Charlie loves Yo Gabba Gabba, she wanted the characters on a simple little cake for the party centerpiece. I had never heard of these folks before (Gabba Gabba folks, that is), so I had to do some research. Turns out, the big red, cyclops dude is in a car commercial so every time I see the commercial now I think of this cake.

This was a 6-inch round, White Almond Cake (almond flavored cake layered with cream cheese frosting and sliced almonds) covered in marshmallow fondant and handmade characters. These were so fun to make because they were really unique looking characters. In order to make the characters, I cut out basic shapes in the fondant and then simply layer on other the details. I say simply but it's very time consuming to get these just right. Luckily I like doing little meticulous jobs like this (haha). The robot, in particular, was really fun because of all of his buttons and bars (I don't know what to call those... antenna? Yeah, let's go with antenna).

Marianne wrote me afterwards and said she felt bad eating the cake because it was so cute.... haha... Well, it's all sugar so I'm glad they ate it and enjoyed it :)

4 comments:

cumberbundt said...

YO, this cake Gabba Gabba GOOD looking!!! Well done!

I have a question: Who rolls your fondant?

Jeri on March 2, 2010 at 7:54 PM said...

Love it! My daughter loves that show and would want this cake!

Anonymous said...

OH my GOSH!!!! The characters you did on this cake are FANTASTIC!!!!! I absolutely LOVE this cake it amazes me how you can do that. And the Cake with the hand painted flowers is really a piece of art. KUDOS.

See you on TLC :)

Rebekah in Texas

Kelly on April 13, 2010 at 11:05 PM said...

No clue what on earth Yo Gabba Gabba is, but I am sure they are very well represented. Awesome job!

 

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